A few years after Donald Trump’s tennis courts within Grand Central Terminal were closed, a new batch of courts is set to open.
The old courts were a victim of of Metro-North getting its hands on some stimulus money so it could build a new cockroach-free lounge for its conductors.
But, not to worry–a new set of courts is going up in Grand Central, reports the Wall Street Journal, and should be up and running at some point in the new year.
The price for swatters? Between $100 and $210 an hour, depending on the time of day.
The space has an interesting history, notes the reporter.
Originally an art gallery, and then a CBS recording studio, it was taken over in 1966 by a Hungarian immigrant who installed a 65-foot ski slope made of astroturf and two tennis courts.
In 1984, [Donald] Trump took over operation of the sports club, then just tennis courts, and ran it, in his words, “with great success.”